Betty J. Weaver, M.S.S.A., is currently the Executive Director for Gathering Hope House (Mental Health Recovery Services). She received her Bachelor of Art in Social Work from Ursuline College and a Master of Science in Social Administration from Case Western Reserve University the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, where she was noted as a Mandel Scholar and viewed as a leader in the community. Betty is an Ordained Clergy. She has more than 25+ years of extensive experience in Leadership, Human Services, Behavioral Health Sciences, Community Development, Non-Profit Organization Management, Change Initiatives, Strategic Vision, Organization Assessment and Design, Program Planning and Development, Grant writing, Training and Consultation. Aside from her work, Betty provides workshops, presentations, and conferences city wide, nationally and internationally. She serves and volunteers on many advisory committees. Currently, she serves on the National Association of Reentry and the National Association of Social Workers Organization. Also, Betty is an active member of Leadership Lorain County Best Class of 2016. She is a recipient of several awards for her outstanding leadership and advocacy on both state and national levels. Betty remains committed to the principles of leadership empowerment and is a lifelong advocate for under privileged and vulnerable populations. Betty is a sought-after empowerment leader, visionary thinker, and transformational leader who has the ability to research, synthesize and convey profound truths that transforms lives. She has earned a distinguished reputation as a catalyst for change and voice of hope to communities and the nations. She and her husband currently reside in Ohio and have two successful daughters and three remarkable grandchildren.